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10-12-2005 05:49 PM  13 years agoPost 1
NitroPolymer

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I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the FunKey 222 fuse that I am putting on my Raptor 50. I also ordered Hitec retract servos from Tower. I was hoping anyone with experience with this combo could give me some tips, and an idea of about how long it takes to get everything together. (The fuse is pre-painted, and the Raptor has many flight on it any flies great) THanks.. Josh

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10-13-2005 07:04 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Bjarte

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Hi Josh, I`ve got the Funkey Bell 222 too, just finished it for about a month ago. I have put my Raptor 50 in it, and it flies like a dream!
Have only logged a couple of hours on it yet, but everything seems fine.
The Raptor will fit right in, the only thing you have to modify is the tail-housing. The two points where the tail-fin is fitted to, has to be cut away. I also used a counter sink dremel-bit, and counter sink srews, so the tail-housing doesn`t touch the scale-boom.
I use Hitec retract servos too. You have to enlarge the hole in the servotray, because it is made for micro servos. The two servo screws that are closest to the retract has to be cut flush with the plywood. (Look in my gallery).
Since retract servos can`t be endpoint-adjustet electronicly, you have to do it all mechanicly. Infact, that was the most timeconsuming job, to get the retracts to lock mechanicly both up and down. I made a test-plate of plywood, so i could adjust the links and servowheels on the bench. (Gallery)
Be sure to testfit the mechanics before you drill the holes in the belly, to check that everything is centered, both the tail and the swhasplate. Use the foam rubber for the tail to check that the tail boom is ok.
I didn`t use the bottom carbonplate.
I used elastic glue to fasten the windows, appart from the front-window, on which i used one screw in each corner. (The same screws as on the windshield on the Raptor).
Get the receiver battery as far as possible forward, or the heli will get tail-heavy. There is a room on the left side in the nose in which i placed my battery. Make sure to soften the mounting with foam rubber.

Do a search on rcadd1, he helped me with some tips.

Bjarte
Norway

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10-13-2005 08:05 PM  13 years agoPost 3
NitroPolymer

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Thank you so much for the tips. I am tracking the shipping on my fuse, and it is supposed to arrive tomorrow My weekend will be dedicated to getting it installed! I will keep in mind all of the things you said, and hopefully it will come out as nice as yours. THanks again for the help..Josh

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